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Version 0.8.8 released

Bugfixes

  • The Posix version of os.copyFile has better error handling.
  • Fixed bug #502670 (underscores in identifiers).
  • Fixed a bug in the parsexml module concerning the parsing of <tag attr="value" />.
  • Fixed a bug in the parsexml module concerning the parsing of enities like &ltXX.
  • system.write(f: TFile, s: string) now works even if s contains binary zeros.
  • Fixed a bug in os.setFilePermissions for Windows.
  • An overloadable symbol can now have the same name as an imported module.
  • Fixed a serious bug in strutils.cmpIgnoreCase.
  • Fixed unicode.toUTF8.
  • The compiler now rejects '\n' (use "\n" instead).
  • times.getStartMilsecs() now works on Mac OS X.
  • Fixed a bug in pegs.match concerning start offsets.
  • Lots of other little bugfixes.

Additions

  • Added system.cstringArrayToSeq.
  • Added system.lines(f: TFile) iterator.
  • Added system.delete, system.del and system.insert for sequences.
  • Added system./ for int.
  • Exported system.newException template.
  • Added cgi.decodeData(data: string): tuple[key, value: string].
  • Added strutils.insertSep.
  • Added math.trunc.
  • Added ropes module.
  • Added sockets module.
  • Added browsers module.
  • Added httpserver module.
  • Added httpclient module.
  • Added parseutils module.
  • Added unidecode module.
  • Added xmldom module.
  • Added xmldomparser module.
  • Added xmltree module.
  • Added xmlparser module.
  • Added htmlparser module.
  • Added re module.
  • Added graphics module.
  • Added colors module.
  • Many wrappers now do not contain redundant name prefixes (like GTK_, lua). The old wrappers are still available in lib/oldwrappers. You can change your configuration file to use these.
  • Triple quoted strings allow for " in more contexts.
  • "" within raw string literals stands for a single quotation mark.
  • Arguments to openArray parameters can be left out.
  • More extensive subscript operator overloading. (To be documented.)
  • The documentation generator supports the .. raw:: html directive.
  • The Pegs module supports back references via the notation $capture_index.

Changes affecting backwards compatibility

  • Overloading of the subscript operator only works if the type does not provide a built-in one.
  • The search order for libraries which is affected by the path option has been reversed, so that the project's path is searched before the standard library's path.
  • The compiler does not include a Pascal parser for bootstrapping purposes any more. Instead there is a pas2nim tool that contains the old functionality.
  • The procs os.copyFile and os.moveFile have been deprecated temporarily, so that the compiler warns about their usage. Use them with named arguments only, because the parameter order will change the next version!
  • atomic and let are now keywords.
  • The \w character class for pegs now includes the digits '0'..'9'.
  • Many wrappers now do not contain redundant name prefixes (like GTK_, lua) anymore.
  • Arguments to openArray parameters can be left out.